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Project Warm - Louisville

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Project Warm provides free weatherization education & services
for low-income familes in Louisville, KY

Project Warm serves people in your community 

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Since 1982 Project Warm has provided free weatherization services for people who meet the eligibility criteria, including both home owners and renters.We also provide Energy Management Workshops throughout the Louisville Metro area.  Our annual Blitz service project enlists over 600 volunteers who work in teams to winterize homes of seniors and disabled residents. 

We're a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part by LG&E, UPS, Metro Louisville, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Gheens Foundation and the donations of many generous businesses and individuals like you. 

Current News and Events... 

Blitz 2017


2017 Blitz Event happening on Nov. 4 & Nov. 11.  We are looking for home we can weatherize and volunteer teams (no experience necessary) to go out.  Each team consisted of 4 to 5 people. The team leader will be trained before the event.  We were able to weatherize over 200 homes in the Jefferson county area last year and we are looking to weatherize 300 homes this year.  Thank you for supporting us in our 27th Annual Blitz.

Blitz Volunteers



For More information is on the Service and Workshop page

 2017-2018 Energy Management Workshops

Free Workshops, attendees leave with knowledge and supplies to weatherize their home.

Do you have a friend or neighbor that needs help winterizing their home?  We have free weatherization for the elderly and disabled.  


We have a new Executive Director! 

An Easy way to support our work and our community.



More information is on the Service and Workshop page

Past Event of 2016

2016 Blitz happened on Nov. 5 & Nov. 12.  We  had 110 teams which consisted of 4 to 5 people per team.  We were able to weatherize over 200 homes in the Jefferson county area.  Thank you for supporting us in our 26th Annual Blitz.

Blitz McConnell Team

Thank you , Kentucky Colones for allowing us to serve more homes in 2016-2017.



Green Spark Awards

Thank you generous friends and donors for contributing to our annual fundraiser, Green Spark Awards 2016! It was held on Tuesday,  September 13th at the Olmsted and hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Barry Benson with Keynote Speaker, Laura Douglas and awardees Kaya Soren, Bellarmine University, Justin Mog, 21st Century Parks and Luckett& Farley Architects.

Green Spark Awards were designed by Bob Cheever. His creations are made from 100 year old glass restored from the Cathedral of the Assumption.

Thank you to our generous GIVE LOCAL LOUISVILLE Donors!

Energy Management Workshops provide energy saving tips for every season, summer too!

2015 News and Events:

Our Mayor's SummerWorks student works in our office and out in the field weatherizing homes with our specialist, Mark McKinley.  

On Monday, November 2, 2015, Project Warm received $12,500 grant from UPS Foundation.  The grant will used toward purchasing the weatherization supplies used by our volunteers when performing home energy repairs and The Project Warm Blitz.  We are thankful for this grant.

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Community Foundation of Louisville hosted the second Give Local Louisville. This 24-hour, online “Give Day” supported local nonprofit organizations (like Project Warm). Thank you WONDERFUL DONORS! You gave us almost $6,000! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

BlitzThank you, Volunteers! For participating in the 25th annual BLITZ! 2015. This year's dates were November 7 and 14, 2015.

"It's My Home!" workshop and volunteer orientation was held on July 18 at Youth Build Louisville. Thank you to all who attended and help set it up. Already one of the participants, Mark Morales, volunteered with our First Line crew to weatherize a home. 

  • Welcome Mark McKinley! Mark is not new to Project Warm and has been hired to take over the First Line program after Ron Washington's retirement. We look forward to what he will bring to the First Line program.

  • A hearty THANK YOU and congratulations to Ron Washington on his retirement after 30 years of dedicated and inspiring work with Project Warm. He was the face of our First Line service bringing weatherization to thousands of homes throughout Louisville.

  • The Mayor's Day of Giving and Smoketown Rising presented Project Warm's "It's My Home!", a workshop and volunteer orientation: Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00-11:30 at Youth Build Louisville, 810 S Preston.
  • THANK YOU to all our generous friends and benefactors. The 2015 Green Spark Awards was a success on so many levels. Click our Facebook link to see photos. 
Green Spark Awards

2015 Green Spark Award went to:

For Business Leadership - M&M Cartage: They have invested heavily in methods to reduce carbon and pollution and have an active leadership role in the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition and the Louisville Sustainability Council’s Sustainable Transportation Action Team.

For Educational Leadership - The Louisville Nature Center: Providing nature education and encouraging stewardship in an urban forest.

For Individual Leadership - Debra Osoffsky: Working at the STAR Center Family Resource Center serving Stonestreet and Sanders Elementary Schools in Southwest Jefferson County, she began an environmental journey by installing a wetland area at each school, brought a wetland expert/educator for professional development and constructed raised beds and butterfly gardens at each school. 

For Non-Profit Community Service - The Olmstead Parks Conservancy: Restoring, enhancing and protecting Louisville’s Olmsted-designed parks and parkways, connecting nature and neighborhood while strengthening our community’s well-being.

For Youth Achievement - Cayley Crum: As a 13-year old Cadet Level Girl Scout, Cayley Crum founded ReTree Shively with the help of her mother.

  • Steve Kaufman, a reporter for The Voice-Tribune wrote an article about us in their April 2, 2015 issue. See it here.

2014 News and Events:

  • Our fundraiser at 'Just Creations' on Tuesday evening, December 2, 2014 was a worthwhile opportunity to support craft artists and their living wage project.

  • Blitz volunteers weatherized over 300 homes on November 8th and 15th, 2014 for people needing a little help before the cold weather set in. We received numerous "thank-you" calls and notes from many happily warmer folks.
  • Oct 14, 2014: "IT'S MY HOME!" workshop with energy conservation conversation, lots of DIY information and especially well received was the discussion about how to prioritize energy saving upgrades. Check out these links to related articles and videos.
  • Here's a link to the Sept 22, 2014 "Community Challenge" article in the Courier Journal.
  • August 9, 2014: Our first "It's My Home!" workshop was a success! David and Daniel from YouthBuild Louisville were there with us early on a Saturday morning to welcome everyone who registered. Everyone was engaged and engaging. Off to a good start!
  • Project Warm volunteerAugust 6, 2014: Project Warm volunteer, Joe Gahlinger, repaired the door leading to a wheelchair ramp.Read more in the Courier Journal article.
  • July 30, 2014: We began a NEW series of classes and workshops at Youth Build Louisville's campus, with hands-on opportunities, information about insulation, air sealing, energy rebates, etc. We'll have handouts and links to more resources. Registration is open now. Call 502-636-9276 or click here for more info Class size is limited.
  • July 7 and August 4, 2014: Introduced new Summer Energy Management Workshops at the LG&E Customer Payment Center lobby at 9th and Broadway.
  • Mayor Fisher's Give a Day of Service 2014: Retired electricians Mike and Mick, volunteered with Project Warm staffer Ron Washington to weatherize the home of a Shelby Park senior couple. Awesome work guys!
  • Project Warm collaborated with USGBC/Kentucky's Chris Zitelli to coordinate the weatherization of a home in the Shawnee neighborhood working with area contractors, YouthBuild Louisville apprentices, WeCare's Honeywell crew and Metro Louisville Dept of Community Services and Revitalization's Emergency Repair Program.

Every Year...

    • Project Warm's Energy Management Workshops help over 1200 households to better manage their energy usage and learn how to install the free kit of weatherization materials.
    • Project Warm volunteers help 300 senior and disabled home owners and renters to winterize their windows. Volunteers air-seal windows, check smoke detectors, and recommend community resources for other identified needs.
    • Project Warm weatherization specialist, Ron Washington mentors and works with YouthBuild Louisville students.
    • Project Warm collaborates with LG&E's WECARE Program to provide weatherization services for eligible home owners and renters. 


Thank you for getting involved!

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